California Consulting announces the California Department of Education: California Learning Communities for School Success Program Deadline is April 28, 2017.
California Department of Education: California Learning Communities for School Success Program
Deadline: April 28, 2017
Amount: Approved LEAs will receive $50 per 2015-16 enrolled student for each year of the three-year grant. Minimum three-year grants for LEAs with 100 or less enrollment will be $15,000. Maximum LEA grants will be $2,000,000.
Match: 20% or more of the total grant award
Eligibility: Local educational agencies (school districts, county offices of education or charter schools)
Description: The California Learning Communities for School Success Program (LCSSP) provides funds to local education agencies to to implement research-based strategies to improve school climate and to mitigate the school-to-prison pipeline by reducing truancy and supporting students who are at risk of dropping out of school or are victims of crime. The LCSSP is the result Proposition 47, approved by voters in 2014, which reduced the penalties for certain non-serious and non-violent offenses and allocates 25% of the resulting statewide savings for LEA grants. The activities supported by the grants must be used for planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities in support of evidence-based, non-punitive programs and practices to keep the state’s most vulnerable pupils in school and may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Establishing a community school (a school that integrates comprehensive services through community partnerships)
- Implementing strategies to improve attendance and reduce chronic absenteeism.
- Implementing restorative practices, restorative justice models or other programs to improve retention rates and reduce suspensions and to reduce student contact with law enforcement agencies.
- Implementing activities that advance social-emotional learning, positive behavior interventions and supports, culturally responsive practices and trauma-informed strategies.
- Establishing partnerships with community-based organizations to support the implementation of evidence-based, non-punitive approaches.
- Adding or increasing staff within a local school entity whose primary purpose is to address chronic attendance problems.
Eligibility Note: All LEAs, which includes all school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools, are eligible to apply although LEAs with high dropout, suspension, and Free and Reduced Meal Program rates will be given priority. LEAs can check if they are a priority LEA at the LCSSP program page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/se/schoolsuccess.asp
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